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I’m sure Lidl’s procurement and marketing people have done a lot of research before recommending the police station as a new site.August 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm in reply to: Kingdom Zero Tolerance video evidence blocked by Wrexham Council bureaucracy #154630
It looks as though they could finally be losing the security work at the Maelor. It’s been on the cards for a few months.August 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm in reply to: Kingdom Zero Tolerance video evidence blocked by Wrexham Council bureaucracy #154618
Kingdom are still advertising vacancies for Enforcement Officers to work in Wrexham.August 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm in reply to: Kingdom Zero Tolerance video evidence blocked by Wrexham Council bureaucracy #154605
The council are being urged to terminate Kingdom’s contract now because they are in breach of it’s terms.
Here’s an example of what stores are up against. Granted, it’s from the Daily Fail, but it probably has some truth in it.
The sad fact is Matt it’s exactly what the situation has come to. Retailers are writing off a percentage of stock to theft because there’s no point in deterring shoplifters these days. Retail security officers have little or no reason to stop or detain suspected thieves. As soon as they touch a person they leave themselves open to accusations of assault. Also, with social media the way it is today, if they were to apprehend one, they will be instantly judged and their actions questioned. If they do manage to persuade someone to be detained there’s a good chance that the police won’t, for various reasons, attend. If they do attend, there’s a good chance that they or the CPS decide that prosecution isn’t “in the public interest”. If there is a prosecution, the costs involved to the store and the eventual sentence don’t justify it.
The majority of retailers who have security guards on the doors have them because it keeps their insurance premiums down and they pay them the minimum wage. As you can imagine, this gives them no incentive whatsoever to get involved in an altercation with a thief. CCTV has to be monitored constantly, otherwise it’s not worth installing. It’s pretty much useless after the fact, unless you’re looking for an opportunity to make £250 from “You’ve Been Framed”.
I’ve never worked on the doors in retail security for all the above reasons.
Matt, I’m sure the retail outlets would love to hear your views on how they might improve on their measures to combat shoplifting. Indeed, the police and judiciary would also no doubt be interested in the measures that you’d propose.
Don’t forget to include the Turks who run tea shops, kebab joints, chippies, minimarkets etc in the region.
Oh, just a minute though ! Most of them have already made the effort to learn to read, write and speak English !
Yep, they’ve probably run out of squirrels and hedgehogs to cook.
Oh good. Lessons will be learnt then.
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